River Averon Butterfly Walk - Saturday 9th of July 2017
It was a pleasantly warm morning with no imminent threat of rain at Ballavoulin as the 10 BC members set out to walk to Loch Morie.
The pace was very slow since there was much of interest along the way including six species of butterfly. It was lovely to watch the Common Blue Butterflies dancing about, and a count of 11 Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries, some worn, some remarkably fresh was very pleasing.
There were numerous damselflies of three different species amongst the vegetation, also two of the large Golden Ringed Dragonflies.
Eventually the group reached the fishing hut and it was voted to be the lunch spot. We all enjoyed sitting by the riverbank amongst the wild flowers.
However, after a further stroll along the riverside track, we eventually reach Loch Morie and everyone sat down to admire the view. But time was passing and the shorter route was followed back to the cars.
One of the better days, good company, fine weather, and enough insect life to interest everyone.
Lunch Stop at the Fisherman's Hut
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